Dr. Zach Williams is passionate about the science and art of orthodontics, and when he is not busy straightening teeth you can find him playing prince charming with one of his daughters. Dr. Williams is also fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Williams is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist. He began his higher educational path by attending the University of Utah where he served as a student body officer and earned a number of awards for service and academics, the highest of which honored him with a 4-year scholarship to Dental School at Creighton University.
During his college years, Dr. Williams took 2 years off to serve as a voluntary mission in the Dominican Republic where he learned to appreciate the value of hard work and service to others, and how to live on a steady diet of rice and beans. After Dental School, Dr. Williams practiced as a General Dentist for 3 years and then completed his Orthodontic Residency at the University of Western Ontario where he earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Dentistry.
Dr. Zach Williams enjoys teaching, reading, wakeboarding, mountain biking and is a competitive slalom skier. He is happily married for 13 years and has 4 beautiful daughters. He is proud to have 2 of the 4 daughters wakeboarding and waterskiing already. In fact, Dr. Williams is often on the water at sunrise getting in a set or two on the slalom course before work. His wife is his preferred boat driver and best friend, and although he has been driving a boat longer than his wife, she is probably better. In 2014 he merged Osborne & Williams Orthodontics with Fry Orthodontics.
“I love the science, and the art of Orthodontics… and to be able to come to work every day and get to know all kinds of wonderful people by creating beautiful smiles makes my day incredibly rewarding! Whether it’s for a young child with functional needs, a teenager who just wants straight teeth or an adult who wants that perfect smile or to help restore what they once had, I am blessed to be able to help them achieve their goals.”
2017: Missouri Dental Board, Orthodontic Specialty Committee
2012- 2015: Delegate, Greater Kansas City Dental Society
2012- 2014: Volunteer Scout Master, Boy Scouts of America
2013: American Association of Orthodontics Young Leaders Council
2011: Bryan Smith Award University of Western Ontario
2011: Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics
2011-2014: Partner in Education, Lee’s Summit Schools
2010: Presented Own Research at Canadian Association of Orthodontists on Craniofacial Form and Condylar Change
2009: Clinical Instructor University of Western Ontario School of Dentistry
2005: One World Community Dental Clinic Leadership Award
2002-2004: Indian Chicano Clinic Volunteer Dentist
2002: Honors Distinction Award, University of Utah Medical School
2001-2005: RDEP Scholarship Creighton University
2001: Student Advisory Committee President
2001: R. Harold Burton Foundation Scholarship
1999: Presidents Award University of Utah